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Saturday 14th September 2019

The Blind Justice Page old time music show : 8pm

Performing a rousing selection of old timey and blues songs from the American South for your pleasure.

The Old Time Music Show is the soundtrack of America from Prohibition to the Dustbowl.

The 1920’s were the Roaring Twenties and everything seemed possible. Illegal speakeasies and Juke Joints sprung all over, from Mississippi to Chicago, hotbeds of jazz, blues, old-timey music and Vaudeville. Legends were born - Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, the Carter family - it seemed like the good times would go on for ever.

In 1929 the bubble burst. Wall Street crashed and Oklahoma turned into a dustbowl. Millions of Americans were on the move, their hopes dreams and hardships recounted by the great Woody Guthrie.

Steve Page aka Blind Justice Page has been a regular at UTEA with his band the Open Secrets, most recently with his show Moonshine & Dust.

Blind Justice page are:

Steve Page (vocals, guitar and banjo)
Kevin Jones (bass, guitar, vocals)
Sally Page (Washboard)
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Saturday 21st September 2019

WOTTON BLUES FEST - KEITH THOMPSON BAND : 7:30 – 9pm

Free Entry


British Blues Rock musician Keith Thompson, solo and with his band have been consistently per-forming in mainland Europe now for 25+ years, where he is well known to a blues following as an exciting live performer.
This year Keith completed his 10th Blues/Rock album, “Catch the Fire” which features as guests, Buddy Whittington (John Mayall etc.) and rising star, Laurence Jones. Keith and the band have subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, The Groundhogs, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others.
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Sunday 22nd September 2019

BLUES FEST JAM AT UTEA : 09:30 - Midday

Free Entry

Special Sunday morning blues jam during The Wotton Blues Festival. Open to all blues fans and musicians. Come along and join in with this very friendly jam.

Bring your instruments, vocal talents or just sit back and enjoy the music.

Coffee and tea available.

Great way to kick off Sunday at the blues fest.
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Saturday 28th September 2019

INSTANT WIT : 8pm

Instant Wit, the best in improvised comedy. Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre. It’s a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce.

There’ll be sketches, songs and general silliness – and all of it based around audience suggestions. And if you’re too shy to shout anything out? Well don’t worry, you’ll have the chance to write things down in the interval. We’re the ones who’ll look daft, not you!

So now’s the time to indulge yourself if you’ve always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage. How about an English folk song about a tortoise going on holiday? A sketch where Sainsbury’s opens a branch on the moon? Well why not? Your wish is our command. Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine.

Many people have seen improvised comedy on the t.v. – but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience. So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definitely for you.

We’re proud to use some of the best in local talent, with our performers regularly appearing at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath and the Bristol Old Vic.

Instant Wit – a bunch of very Unusual Suspects who are forever on the run from the Comedy Police.

"These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!" The Guardian

“Instant Wit produce a show of surreal, mad-cap improvised hilarity that will leave you aching with laughter, chuckling with the stupidity of it all and, no doubt, wanting to go again.”

The Bristol Eight magazine
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Saturday 5th October 2019

The Schmoozenbergs : 8pm

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting gypsy jazz music will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.
With two guitars, violin and double bass, they bring irresistible rhythms, lyrical melodies and playful improvisation to create an upbeat and heart-warming sound.

Their highly entertaining and engaging live show encompasses a repertoire of classic jazz tunes with a gypsy twist, and original music from their new album ‘Awaken’.

Based in Bristol, The band formed in 2012, and have had a busy a busy 7 years of shows, including festivals (Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Green Man), international swing dance events and national venue tours.


“Relaxed yet upbeat (and eminently accomplished) swinging gypsy-jazz from this Bristol-based four-piece. A delightful break from the stresses of the day.”
(Festivalflyer.com : Glastonbury Festival, 2017)


Sam Stennett – Guitar
Tom Brydon Smith – Guitar
Ron Phelan – Double Bass
Gina Griffin - Violin
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